I'm so happy for my tall, handsome husband, the man of my life. And now his sweater is finished, and he likes it. I had some serious doubts about it being to short at some very-close-to-the-end point (and I might have given up if I'd have to reknit this once more), but it turned out just as I imagined it. Always trust your calculations, woman (just be sure the measurements are correct before doing the math). The design is based on Elizabeth Zimmermann's seamless hybrid, with a front panel designed to emphasize the man's V-shape. Not too much, just that little bit of optical illusion to make the guy look great.
I'm kind of proud I actually finished it while it's still 15 degrees below zero out there, because this was a huge project. And finishing it in June wouldn't be half as fun. I'm still not quite used to the idea of myself enjoying knitting huge sweaters. But I do. Guess something has changed. A good thing, that things changes from time to time, I think. And this change, I'm certainly happy for.
My man's sweater [@ravelry] specs:
Pattern: My own
Needles: 3.5 mm
Yarn: 520 g of Hifa Ask (2)